TRAINING/PRACTICE SESSIONS

The focus of these informal sessions is to bring people together and share knowledge and training tips. We do not have a Clinician present as with a formal clinic. To keep things running smoothly, we will set up a practice order on a board at the arena. We aim to have each person get two short practice sessions. We ask that dogs that are reactive or overstimulated be left outside the arena prior to their turn. Short bursts of socializing is great experience for dogs however, barking and whining can be very distracting. 

Cariboo Stock Dogs has arranged these practice sessions over the winter months at the request of our members, particularly those that do not have access to stock. Winter has many challenges with cold temperatures and snowy conditions. As the arena is not heated, we ask that you dress warm, bring a hot drink and a chair for yourself. We will cancel practice if the weather drops below -10 or there is unsafe driving conditions. An email will be sent out the day before each practice to cancel or remind people of a practice.

August practice will be in the outdoor arena. Dates to be announced.

July practice will be in the outdoor arena. Dates to be announced

May 25, 2024

1- 4pm

Alex Fraser Outdoor Arena

$30 per dog


For experienced dogs/handlers.

This practice will be the last one before our Wild & Woolly Outdoor ArenaTrial.

It will give an opportunity to those trialing or hoping to trial and test their readiness. We will have some obstacles set up. 

Email us at cariboostockdogs@gmail.com for availability

March 24, 2024

1- 3 pm

Alex Fraser Ag Event Centre 

$30 per dog

PRACTICE IS FULL

All levels of handlers welcome. The price will be $30/dog to cover our costs. Email us cariboostockdogs@gmail.com

 to see if there is a spot available. Don't send an e-transfer until we confirm your spot. We will do this a week prior. We will also send an email the day prior to cancel or confirm practices.

It is the policy of Cariboo Stock Dogs to give equal opportunity to everyone. Don't assume you have a spot until we have confirmed it.

March 3, 2024

1- 3 pm

Alex Fraser Ag Event Centre 

$30 per dog

PRACTICE IS FULL

All levels of handlers welcome. Email us cariboostockdogs@gmail.com to see if there is a spot available. Don't send an e-transfer until we confirm your spot. We will do this a week prior.

It is the policy of Cariboo Stock Dogs to give equal opportunity to everyone. Don't assume you have a spot until we have confirmed it.

February 4, 2024

1- 3 pm

Alex Fraser Ag Event Centre 

$30 per dog

PRACTICE IS FULL

All levels of handlers welcome. 

Email us cariboostockdogs@gmail.com to see if there is a spot available. Don't send an e-transfer until we confirm your spot. We will do this a week prior.

It is the policy of Cariboo Stock Dogs to give equal opportunity to everyone. Don't assume you have a spot until we have confirmed it.

January 27, 2024

1 pm-3 pm

Alex Fraser Ag Event Centre 

$30 per dog

PRACTICE IS FULL

All levels of handlers welcome. 

Email us cariboostockdogs@gmail.com to see if there is a spot available. Don't send an e-transfer until we confirm your spot. We will do this a week prior.

It is the policy of Cariboo Stock Dogs to give equal opportunity to everyone. Don't assume you have a spot until we have confirmed it. We will take a wait list if full.

December 16, 2023

1- 3 pm

Alex Fraser Ag Event Centre 

$30 per dog

PRACTICE IS FULL

Arena practice for more experienced handlers. 

*email cariboostockdogs@gmail.com to secure a spot. Don't send an e-transfer until we confirm your spot. Payment preferred prior to event.

NOVEMBER 25, 2023

1- 3 PM

$20

Round Pen Practice for new handlers at Alex Fraser Ag Event Arena.

*e-mail us to secure a spot as there is limited space.